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Fibromyalgia

"I believe the reason conventional medicine fares so poorly with fibromyalgia is that (unlike alternative medicine), the hurried primary care physician or rheumatologist does not establish a relationship with the patient and has little time to explore significant biographical issues. With fibromyalgia, these issues can go back for decades. Although the diagnosis itself is fairly easy, conventional medicine's focus on "disease" rather than "person" will automatically miss the unique biography of each individual patient."   David Edelberg, M.D.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

What is Fibromyalgia?
by Adrienne Dellwo in About.com
"Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic condition that causes intense pain in various places around the body, including muscles, connective tissues and joints, as well as a host of other symptoms. It affects more than 6 million people in the United States."

Fibromyalgia
from Life Extension Foundation
Detailed.   Recommended.

Oxygen and Fibromyalgia
by Majid Ali, M.D.
3 Rs of Fibromyalgia: It is Real, It is Reversible, It cannot be Reversed with drugs.

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
from About.com
"Dr. John C. Lowe, one of the nation's pioneers in fibromylagia research, has ... found clear relationships between thyroid function and fibromyalgia, and believes that some form of hypometabolism, including thyroid dysfunction, may in part explain FMS."

Articles by Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.
Fibromyalgia: The Muscle Pain Epidemic - Is it ME by Another Name? (Part 1)

Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia (Part 2)

Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia: The Brain/Sleep Connection (Part 3)

What Treatment Seems Most Effective in Treatment of Fibromyalgia? (Part 4)

CAUSES/RISK FACTORS/PREVENTION

Fibromyalgia: Causative Factors by Linda Lazarides
Abstracts of Journal Articles Linking Diet to Fibromyalgia

What Causes Fibromyalgia? from About.com
"Genetic Component, Neurotransmitter and Hormonal Imbalances, Chemical Imbalances, Decreased Blood Flow to the Brain"

Mycoplasmas The Missing Link in Fatiguing Illnesses
by Michael Guthrie, R.Ph.

New Theory Links Neurotoxins with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme, MCS and Other Mystery Illnesses
by Patti Schmidt

New Treatments for Chronic Infections Found in CFS, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Gulf War Illnesses
by Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D.

PATIENTS' STORIES

Survival Strategies
by Melissa Kaplan

Living with Fibromyalgia and Surviving
by Jeannie B

TREATMENTS/THERAPIES

Diagnosis and Integrative Treatment of Intracellular Bacterial Infections in Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Syndromes, Gulf War Illness, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other Chronic Illnesses
by Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D., et. al.

Dietary Considerations for Patients with Chronic Illnesses and Multiple Chronic Infections: A Brief Outline of Eighteen Dietary Steps to Better Health
by Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D. and Dr. Richard Ngwenya

Fibromyalgia Solutions
by David Edelberg, M.D.

Relief of Fibromyalgia Symptoms Following Discontinuation of Dietary Excitotoxins
by Jerry D. Smith, et al.

Nutritional Supplementation with Chlorella
by Randall E. Merchant, et al.

The Use of Uricosuric Agents in Fibromyalgia:
Information for Physicians by R. Paul St. Amand, M.D.

Sleep Disorder: The Most Important Symptom
by William Collinge, Ph.D.

5-HTP and L-Tryptophan: Sleep Aids for Many People with FM
by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

Relief of Fibromyalgia Through Microcurrent Therapy
by John W. Addington

OTHER RESOURCES
The Institute for Molecular Medicine
A nonprofit institute dedicated to discovering new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for chronic diseases.

"Co-Cure" site: Cooperate and Communicate for a Cure.
An online mailing list for individuals who are interested, either professionally or personally, in information pertaining to Chronoc Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

The Carousel Network's Chronic Neuroimmune Diseases Syndrome Information & Support for Sonoma County

Fibromyalgia
by Majid Ali, M.D.

Fibromyalgia Resource
from FibromyalgiaSupport.com
Provides the fibromyalgia community with a news, research, chat rooms, message boards and support groups.

Fibromyalgia Treatment Center
A non-profit corporation whose mission is to support research on, and educate the public and the medical community about the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of Fibromyalgia.

ImmuneSupport.com

Information about Fibromyalgia
by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test Center

See section on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on this web site.

Podcasts
Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Teitelbaum on Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia 1-3-07

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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Majid Ali, M.D., The Canary and Chronic Fatigue

Lily G. Casura, Gentle Medicine: Treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Successfully with Natural Medicine
*** Burton Goldberg, Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., The Pain Cure: The Proven Medical Program That Helps End Your Chronic Pain

 

Mari Skelly and Andrea Helm, Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Insights from Practitioners and Patients

Devin Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual

R. Paul St. Amand, M.D. and Claudia Craig Marek, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia: The Revolutionary Treatment That Can Reverse The Disease

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., From Fatigued to Fantastic!

 

Ritchie C. Shoemaker, M.D., Desperation Medicine Pavel Yutsis, M.D., The Downhill Syndrome: If Nothing's Wrong, Why Do I Feel So Bad?

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